March 26 to April 16, 2015
Edward Fausty: The Night
Rod Recor: Creek Granite Sculputres
Kiyoko Sakai: Vision Beyond
Basia Goldsmith: On the Wall
Edward Fausty’s digital pigment prints will be exhibited in a two-person show with sculptor Rod Recor. Fausty is a photographer and printer specializing in digital pigment and collotype photomechanical reproduction. In this show, he is depicting the land and the night sky from suburban areas that have not been completely overcome with light pollution, and yet have a theatrical presence, due to ambient artificial light from human civilization. Having long been attracted to the night, he has used recent digital technology to allow the camera to see in a more naturalistic way, more like the human eye, avoiding some of the exaggerations and color distortions that night photography has displayed in the past. At the core of this work is what Fausty calls "a thin layer of fear" that is programmed into most of us regarding the night. It is this fear that brings excitement and mystery to what might normally be mundane places.
Rod Recor is showing recent sculpture for his first exhibition at the Carter Burden Gallery. Recor’s sculpture will be exhibited with Edward Fausty’s photographs. Recor is fascinated with the process of forming and shaping stone, due to the permanence and challenge of working with the material. His sculptures begin with the selection of the raw materials based on shape, texture, and color variations. The final pieces vary in texture and the degree of finish, to create numerous associations. Recor’s reverence for the stonework from the past motivates him to create sculptures that inspire reflection, wonder, curiosity, awe, uncertainty, and surprise.
Kiyoko Sakai’s first solo show at the Carter Burden Gallery will feature recent paintings. Sakai’s paintings link elements of American Abstract Expressionism with the line quality of traditional Japanese art. Sakai utilizes color and abstract forms to express her imagination. In addition to using brushes, she also uses twigs, branches, and strings. Through a thermal screen-printing technique, she transfers her drawings onto canvases. Sakai follows her instinct and intuition with imagination of the territory beyond human understanding. She longs for the infinite.
For her first show at the Gallery, Basia Goldsmith will be featured in the installation space, On the Wall. Goldsmith will be exhibiting large abstract paintings on repurposed vinyl. She found the vinyl after it was discarded by an advertising company. She was inspired to paint over the writing and photographs that were originally printed on the material, while allowing the original printed material to come through in specific places.